Nissan Qashqai earns five star safety rating from ANCAP

The new generation Nissan Qashqai received a five-star rating from Australian crash tester ANCAP based on testing conducted by Euro NCAP in 2021.

The Qashqai scored 91 per cent for adult occupant protection, 93 per cent for child protection, 74 per cent for vulnerable road users and 97 per cent for safety assistance.

The five-star rating applies to all Qashqai petrol variants offered locally, with the upcoming petrol-electric Qashqai e-Power yet to be rated.

Gas-powered Qashqai will be launched locally in November, with ePower variants to follow in 2023.

The Nissan Qashqai achieved the second-highest score in the safety assistance rating to date, missing out on a tie for first place with the Tesla Model Y by one percentage point.

The crash-testing body said this safety-helping result was achieved by standard fitment of an “advanced and robust range of collision avoidance technologies”.

Full points were awarded for the Qashqai’s active lane keeping and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) junction and reversing capabilities, with high scores awarded for its car-to-car AEB tests and the effectiveness of the speed assist system.

“Nissan is to be congratulated on the Qashqai’s range of active safety systems,” said ANCAP chief executive Carla Horweg.

“The availability and performance of these features demonstrates the considerable effort Nissan has made to offer the best possible safety equipment to Qashqai buyers.”

ANCAP also praised the Qashqai’s high crash test results, awarding it full marks for its ability to protect the driver in side impact and leaning pillar tests.

It found the performance of the driver’s ribcage in the frontal offset and frontal width tests to be adequate, scoring 2.69 and 3.66 out of a possible 4, respectively.

A non-significant result was also noted in the full-width chest test of an adult female dummy seated in the second row.

“By achieving these results under ANCAP’s strictest protocols, Nissan’s impressive safety record will be welcomed by families and fleet buyers looking to purchase their next SUV,” Ms Horweg said.

The Nissan Qashqai has the following standard safety equipment for all trim levels in Australia:

  • Front, front side, curtain and front central airbags
  • ISOFIX x 2, top tethers x 3
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
    • Car, intersection, pedestrian and cyclist
  • Reverse AEB
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane departure warning with active lane intervention
  • Active dead zone intervention
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Adaptive cruise control with speed limiter
  • High beam assistant
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Front and rear seat belt reminders

The Qashqai is the latest small SUV on sale in Australia to achieve a five-star ANCAP safety rating under the latest 2020-22 protocols, including the GWM Haval Jolion.

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